Contact pressure analysis for wearable product design

Wonsup Lee*, Jin Gyun Kim, Johan M.F. Molenbroek, Richard H.M. Goossens, Hayoung Jung, Heecheon You

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3D body scanning has been used broadly including digital human modeling, simulation, ergonomic product design, and so forth. This research used template-registered faces of 336 Koreans in order to use them to design an oxygen mask that provides good fit to Korean faces. The finite element analysis method is applied onto the template-registered faces to predict the contact pressure of a mask design onto different faces. The average and variation of the estimated contact pressure values among all the Korean faces were analyzed for evaluation of the appropriateness of a mask design for Koreans. The proposed method can be usefully applied to find an optimal shape of wearable products for a specific target population.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018) - Volume V
Subtitle of host publicationHuman Simulation and Virtual Environments, Work With Computing Systems WWCS, Process Control
EditorsYushi Fujita, Sebastiano Bagnara, Riccardo Tartaglia, Sara Albolino, Thomas Alexander
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-96098-2
ISBN (Print)9783319960760
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event IEA 2018: 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association - Florence, Italy
Duration: 26 Aug 201830 Aug 2018
Conference number: 20

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357


Conference IEA 2018: 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association
Abbreviated title IEA 2018


  • 3D face scanning
  • Ergonomic product design
  • Finite element analysis
  • Pressure estimation


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